Heading to Europe and like your Aperol Spritz with a dash of drama? If you like living close to the edge, check out Expedia’s Listopedia of Europe’s must-visit bars on the edge. With spectacular views, these bars are worth the effort to get to!
Buza Bar, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Literally translated to “hole-in-the wall”, this bar sidles up against Dubrovnik’s historic walls on one side and is just metres from the ocean on the other. Void of signs and vaguely distinguishable on maps, part of the fun of Buza Bar is finding it. Persevere through the narrow, cobblestoned entrance and wait for your jaw to drop when the Adriatic Sea crashes against the rocks, adding a little salt spray to your white wine spritzer.
Cova d’en Xoroi, Menorca, Spain
Menorca’s famous beach village of Cala en Porter is home to this open air bar that’s actually tucked into a natural cavity within the island’s cliff face. Legend has it the cave was the home of a shipwreck survivor, Xoroi. After exploring the mysterious corners and connected corridors of this cave, secure a spot on the terrace to take in the dramatic coastline. From here, you can catch the sunset then dance into the night as the bar transforms into one of the island’s most popular club.
ION Adventure Hotel, Iceland
Northern Lights Bar – the name says it all. Set against a backdrop of windswept lava fields, Ion Adventure Hotel is home to the Northern Lights Bar and is one of the best spots to watch the Aurora Borealis in all its glory. The bar looks straight out over Lake Thingvallavatn so grab a window seat and start sampling the range of beers, liqueurs and spirits from Iceland’s many microbreweries until the sky lights up.